ERIC Number: ED217089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1981-1982. A Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment, Staffing, and Finances.
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
This report provides 1981-82 statistical information on Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States and discusses the significance and implications of some data. The data include national population, birth rate, and age trends; enrollment trends in public and private schools; enrollment trends in Catholic schools by type of school, regional location, and ethnic composition; pupil-teacher ratios; staff employed in Catholic schools; and operating expenses and other financial data on Catholic schools. A summary of the report's highlights suggests that: 1) the total number of public and private elementary and secondary school pupils continues to decline; 2) private education represents a higher percentage of elementary and secondary enrollment in the 1980's than it did in the 1970's; 3) Catholic school enrollments constitute a smaller sector of private education today than they did in the 1960's, although the 1981-82 enrollment decline in Catholic schools is the smallest since the 1960's; 4) the percentage of minority students in Catholic schools continues to increase; and 5) Catholic school faculty increased in 1981-82, but the pupil-teacher ratio declined. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Declining Enrollment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups, School Demography, School Personnel, Student Teacher Ratio
National Catholic Educational Association, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.